Buffalo River Indian Baptist Church
Buffalo River Indian Baptist was founded in 1998. They meet in the
activities center building of First Baptist Church at 5th and Clay at
10AM Sunday mornings
The goals of Buffalo River are to:
1. Share the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
2. Help people grow in their understanding of God’s Word.
3. Grow in understanding of American Indian culture.
4. Promote understanding and application of the winning lifestyle.
5. Support American Indian Children in educational goals.
6. Review, understand and discuss books like “Lakota Woman”, Lame
Deer, “Seeker of Visions” and Paul J. Meyer’s “Forgiveness”.
7. Maintain an active Sunday school for the children.
EAGLES IN A STORM
Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long
before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for
the winds to come.
When the storm hits, it sets it’s wings so that the wind will pick it
up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the
eagle is soaring above it. The eagle does not escape the storm. It
uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring
When the storms of life come upon us and all of us experience them,
we can rise above them by setting our minds and belief toward God.
The storms do not have to overcome us. We can allow God’s power to
lift us above them. God enables us to ride the winds of the storm
that bring sickness, tragedy, failure and disappointment in our
lives. We can soar above the storm.
It’s not the burdens of life that weigh us down; it is how we handle
The Bible says, “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their
strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.” Isaiah 40:31
Notes from Jack:
Years ago Adam Spotted Elk, we all called him “Spotty” was, when
sober an amazing mind. Most of the time he was drunk, but easygoing.
I remember many times bumping into him when he was out and about not
being able to get too close because of the strong lemon smell from
the lemon extract he had been drinking. A person breathing lemon
extract on you can make you move away fast.
In his sober moments, he would write letters to the editor, always
published in the Minneapolis Tribune. If you read them you would
guess that Adam was a college professor. They always were to the
point, salted with excellent philosophic questions. One day outside
the Corral Bar, the social center of the Indian Community in
Minneapolis, and two blocks from my apartment, so it was always on
the way to the bus stop. Spotty looked at me and said:
“Jack, Do you know why rose colored glasses never come in bifocals?”
“No Spotty, I don’t think I ever thought about that.” I said.
“It’s because, they don’t want you to see the fine print!” And he
The more I thought about his statement, the deeper it became and
expanded my thinking.
When the serpent talked to Eve, he hid the rose colored bifocals.
Each time we are tempted, we don’t see the fine print. Each time we
face temptation the fine print seems hidden. But is in large CAPS
when viewed through our “retro-specs”. If the view has a tint of
ROSE COLORED Glasses….LOOK FOR THE FINE PRINT!